(LOS ANGELES) — Lindsay Lohan is in more hot water, this time with a publisher who’s suing the actress for nearly $400,000 — an advance on a proposed book it claims never got written.
LiLo and her company, Crossheart Productions, allegedly entered into a contract with HarperCollins back in 2014 for a book that was originally due a year later, according to a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit obtained by the New York Post.
The Mean Girls star, as the suit claims, was given an advance of $365,000 but the manuscript never materialized, even after a two year extension.
Finally in 2018, the complaint alleges HarperCollins informed Lohan’s reps that they were terminating the contract and demanded she return the money.
“By failing to return the money to the Plaintiff upon the Defendants’ breach of the agreement, the Defendants have received a windfall and have been unjustly enriched,” the suit claims.
HarperCollins lawyer Jeffrey Maidenbaum tells the Post, “She did not turn in a manuscript and the book was never published.”
The troubled 34-year-old actress was slated to write a book on life, largely based on a journal she kept during her 2013 stint in rehab, according to the newspaper, which adds the book deal was said to be worth $1 million.
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